The Graphic Art of the Eskimos
Based Upon the Collections in the National Museum
By Hoffman M.D., Walter James
Washington: U.S. National Museum Annual Report for 1897. 739-1080 pp, Indexed. Bound in full-brown leatherette with bright gilt tiles on spine. An abundance of photo plates, line drawings, double-page map. An excellent and complete copy of a scarce and important work.
A very informative and detailed publication with focus on the geographical distribution of the Eskimos in Arctic America, Greenland, the Aleutians, and northwest Asia, and their art, pictographs, shamanism, etc. A wealth of information on artifacts, tools and decorative crafts as well as a valuable record of the objects used by the Inuit of Alaska, the Eskimo of Greenland, Labrador and the remaining portion of the Arctic regions east of the delta of the Mackenzie River.